I recently went to Musée Bourdelle. It’s a hidden gem tucked away in a quiet street in the 15th arrondissement. The museum is a secret oasis in the middle of Paris, the sense of calm, serenity and quiet makes you feel as though you aren’t in the city. It has a wonderful series of rooms and gardens. But what I was drawn to most in here was the amount of natural light everywhere, which highlighted the beauty of each work of art, unlike the harsh artificial lighting you find in other museums. Originally the museum was the studio of the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. It features marble, plaster and bronze statues, paintings and pastels, as well as Bourdelle’s personal collection of works of artists such as Auguste Rodin, Eugène Delacroix, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes and many more. I can’t recommend a visit to this museum highly enough.
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